SIU Today - September 22, 2014

SIU again earns national honor for diversity

For the third year in a row, SIU Carbondale has earned national recognition for its commitment to diversity and inclusivity. More

University’s brand guidelines updated

University Communications and Marketing has updated its brand guidelines involving apparel. More

Open campus training sessions available

The Office of the Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity and the Office of Diversity and Equity will be sponsoring three open-campus training sessions this week. Topics and dates are sexual harassment, Tuesday, Sept. 23; discrimination, Wednesday, Sept. 24, and disability/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Thursday, Sept. 25. The sessions will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. The sponsoring offices are committed to nurturing diversity and providing opportunities to learn and work in an environment free of bias, discrimination and harassment on campus.

Discussion will examine response to the Ebola crisis

A discussion at the SIU School of Law on Tuesday, Sept. 23, will examine the ethical and political questions involved when the United States assists other nations during health crises, such as the Ebola outbreak. More

Fuller’s work, legacy are focus of Morris Library gala

The spotlight will shine in October on R. Buckminster Fuller and the legacy of the late designer, educator, architect, inventor and visionary. More

Series to explore income disparity gap

Sarita Gupta, executive director of “Jobs With Justice,” will launch a lecture series that examines issues surrounding the nation’s income disparity and the possibilities for narrowing the gap. More

Morris Library to host Katja Vetter

Morris Library will be hosting artist-in-residence, Katja Vetter. An opening reception and performance is set for 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in the library’s first floor rotunda. More

Canoe, kayak fun set for Little Grassy Lake

Touch of Nature Environmental Center is sponsoring “Breaking the Surface,” a free community paddling event. More

SIU Press contest highlights Illinois wine book

In celebration of Illinois Wine Month during September, Southern Illinois University Press will give away two copies of Clara Orban’s new book, “Illinois Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide.” To enter, visit the SIU Press blog and tell them about your favorite winery. Entries are due no later than Wednesday, Sept. 24. Two winners will be chosen Thursday, Sept. 25.

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